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Seven Reasons Why Christmas Laser Lights Will Save You Money and Time
We’ll begin where most people begin decorating with their traditional Christmas lights – untangling what seems like miles upon miles of undergrowth in a tropical forest. No matter how certain you were you had packed it neatly, the cables inevitably end up tangled and tied like headphones in a pocket. Unravelling it is hellish, with frustration mounting and time slipping away.
However, laser lights don’t have this problem. The only thing that can get tied up is the extension cord, but that’s hardly an integral part of an illuminator. All you need to do with a laser projector is mount it on a stake or a wall-mount, or stand it/lay it on a flat surface, and voilà! enjoy the view.
Another thing about hanging up traditional lights that people find unappealing is having to scale trees or ladders to get high enough so the lights are visible. Although the final result is a sight to behold (depending on the skill of the person) even with string lights, it’s just too much hassle, particularly in winter time. One slip is enough to turn Christmas sour.
Contrastively, laser lights need no raising (unless you want it raised for some reason), just good angling. The way they are designed allows them to keep a low profile while creating a far-reaching effect, allowing you in turn to hide them in a flower patch or among garden gnomes, while still having an amazing vibrancy of color high up in the trees and on the walls.
The third point is related to the previous, as string lights can’t stand by themselves. They need some sort of support, and, unfortunately, it’s usually nails and screws. Although imperceptible by night when lights are blazing away, by day they stick out, making the sight less than sterling.
As for laser lights, they need no nails or screws, only a stake, at most, but they can just as easily be put on a stand or laid flat on like surface. No drilling, no stapling, no fuss.
Moreover, cleaning up after the festivities leaves an unsightly view on these same nails and screws marring your walls in a way a laser projector mount never could. Also, packing is a nightmare with traditional lights because of the cables, while laser projectors pack like pegs in holes in their original packaging for efficient storage.
This point really ties in with the previous ones – many people live in cold climates, so spending time outside during winter holidays is cut to bare minimum. Traditional lights require more than that, whereas lasers are up and ready by the time it takes you to plug it in and point it. Moreover, many models feature a remote, so you can adjust them from the comfort of your home.
Chasing dead bulbs and replacing or bypassing them has ever been the bane of traditional lights, but there are no such problems with laser lights. No point projected is in danger of dimming or shorting out – when one point dies, they all die, but not before working between 5000 to 10,000 hours.
Finally, the most obvious advantage laser Christmas lighting has over the traditional one is its power consumption. Drawing between one and six Watts of power, laser snowflake projectors use only a minute fraction of what a traditional light bulb does. In a word, they are more cost-effective, and will cost you less in the long run.